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SIEF2019 14th Congress
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
14-17 April 2019

Track Changes: Reflecting on a Transforming World

The 14th international SIEF congress invites you to Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain and the destination of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James), one of the most important pilgrimage routes from medieval times. There could be no better place than Santiago de Compostela to host a conference for those well versed in the science and art of observing and analysing human tracks - ethnologists, folklorists, anthropologists and other trackers of culture. The congress' theme Track Changes: Reflecting on a Transforming World draws upon both the ethnological explorations of human life and its continual change as well as the transforming, yet constant, Camino.

You can read the congress theme, browse the list of panels and other formats.

In order to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Santiago de Compostela, please plan and book your stay in advance and check out our Travel page for more information.

Registration remains open although early-bird rates ended on 28 January, and the conference dinner is now SOLD OUT. The panel timetable is online.

The call for funding is now CLOSED.


SIEF2019 Source: Santiago de Compostela Convention Bureau


Conference Organisers

Local Organising Committee
Ana Ruiz-Blanch (Incipit-CSIC), Beatriz Santamarina (U. Valencia), Carlos Diz (U. da Coruña), Cristina Sánchez-Carretero (Incipit-CSIC), Elena Freire (U. Santiago de Compostela), Fátima Braña (U. Vigo), Guadalupe Jiménez-Esquinas (U. Santiago de Compostela), Joan Roura-Expósito (Incipit-CSIC), José Antonio Cortés-Vázquez (U. da Coruña), José Muñoz-Albaladejo (Incipit-CSIC), Luzía Oca (UTAD), Nieves Herrero (U. Santiago de Compostela), Bibiana Martínez (U. Barcelona), Paula Ballesteros-Arias (Incipit-CSIC)

Scientific Committee
Bernhard Tschofen, University of Zurich (Switzerland), Cristina Sánchez-Carretero, CSIC (Spain), Cyril Isnart, CNRS (France), Ewa Klekot, University SWPS (Poland), Fatima Braña, U. Vigo (Spain), Francisco Cruces, UNED (Spain), José A. Cortés-Vázquez, U. da Coruña (Spain), Nevena Škrbić Alempijević, University of Zagreb (Croatia), Nieves Herrero, U. Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Peter Jan Margry, U. Amsterdam-Meertens Institute (Netherlands), Sophie Elpers, Meertens Institute (Netherlands), Xaquín Rodríguez Campos, U. Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Xerardo Pereiro, UTAD (Portugal)

The Congress committees are assisted by the nomadic team of professional conference organisers, and membership administrators, NomadIT